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An Adaptable Source: Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific, the ... More


You’ve Got to Be Carefully Rewritten: The Distillation of Racial Intolerance

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After a preliminary discussion of race and World War II that draws from historian Micahel Bess’s work on the subject, this chapter demonstrates how Hammerstein repeatedly subdued South Pacific’s ... More


False Starts: The Disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter is concerned with drafts and sketches involving two principal characters in Tales of the South Pacific that eventually were reduced to bit roles in South Pacific. After discussing the ... More


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